Tell Me Why – Declan Galbraith

In this song young Declan Galbraith asks the question WHY.  There is a clear message here and one that young children are entitled to ask and adults have a responsibility to answer.

The message here is:

Why is there war and poverty?  And why don’t we help?  Why do we stand back, watch and do nothing?  Why are children having guns placed into their hands and sent off to a war that isn’t theirs?

Why are the children not being taken care of?  Why on earth are we ( the responsible adults) not doing about changing the world? 

Why are children being born into governments that have a self-serving agenda and are not recognising the needs of our children who are our future?

Why are governments spending trillions of dollars on arms and plotting to go to war instead of working on world peace, harmony, equality for all, banishing poverty and starvation and disease?

Why are atrocities such as human child trafficking still in existence?  Why is this allowed? 

Why are we sitting on the couch watching a silly sitcom instead of being pro-active about helping our children change our world?

I too would like to know why???

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The Law of Planting Seeds

It’s a fact – a law- a universal law – part of the laws of attraction that what you sow – the seeds you plant so to speak – you shall reap.

I have been living on a farm for nearly 3 decades and when my family and I together with my parents, my sisters and their husbands and their children moved to the ‘middle of no-where’ as it was aptly named, began to learn about the law of the land.

My father having been born and raised in the countryside of southern Italy and having been exposed to a life of having no choice but to learn how to live off the land, found that cultivating the land was second nature to him.

I never really paid a great deal of attention to what my father was doing, or so it seemed, however what I did learn and grasp over the years that  there was a specific time we planted seeds and the care and work that was needed to ensure a good harvest.

There is a great deal of work that goes into nurturing the freshly planted seeds, from keeping them safe from the frost, extreme heat, particularly weeding out the weeds that cropped up out of the ground that could affect the crop. 

I developed a sense of love and almost reverence for the earth and what it brings forth. I learned that the better we cared for the seedlings upon planting them, the better the results at harvest time.   And what I became most grateful for was how very blessed I was to learn this process.  For this was a process that taught me lessons beyond other than where our fresh produce comes from.

Observing this action, it became apparent to me that this is what life is about as well.  Whatever we plant in our minds must grow.  So what kind of thoughts are we planting in our minds?  What kind of seeds are we planting?  And do we tend to this on a daily basis, being ever so careful to ensure that we nurture them carefully, ensuring we eliminate the weeds that crop up in between?

Raymond Holliwell in his book Working With The Law mentions that ” whatever we think in our mind must grow.”

So then whatever we are putting our minds upon – that which we give attention to -the thoughts we nurture ,we keep alive and help it to grow for this is the law!

If you can grasp this then it’s easy to understand why it’s important to choose your thoughts carefully.  For the thoughts we continue to hold long enough for manifest as our reality, if not immediately some where down the track, be it a week or two, a month or two or a year or two! 

Begin to organise your thinking so that you only entertain thoughts that are harmonious and constructive and yield you good results.  This is a universal law –  The Law Of Attraction!

Women and plastic surgery!

Did you know that 12 million people undergo plastic surgery each year and that 90%, yes 90% of them are women!!

This is a staggering figure and nothing could me more audible than these figures  to demonstrate  how women feel about their appearance.  The search for the elixir of youth, the anti-aging pill, creams and procedures to make them look ever more youthful than before continues to grow.

I am all in favor of looking at ones absolute best.  I’m the first person to do whatever it takes to ensure  I experience optimum health and I go to great lengths to care for my body and health.  With a nutritionist in the family, I have both a wealth of knowledge and the best advice.

However, what is it that drives women to look younger and younger to the point of plastic surgery?  And how much plastic surgery?

I believe there is an enormous amount of pressure for women to look consistently younger and younger and this is driving women of all ages towards some form of cosmetic surgery.

And what are the reasons?  What pressures are bringing this about? 

One of the pressures ( at least one that I am experiencing and have seen others experience) is that which comes from our workforce.  Older women are being replaced with younger women.  Do you know how many women do not disclose their ages on their CV?  And why are women feeling that they cannot disclose their ages?

For fear of not being selected for the job because of their ‘age’, because they would be deemed ‘too old’ for the job or gone past their ‘use by date’.  More and more women are working far longer than ever before in the history of time.  More women are still working full time well into their sixties.  However a ‘younger looking’  woman has the advantage over a woman who ‘looks her age’ ( if there is such a thing). 

Another pressure that seems to be driving women to cosmetic surgery is that of the need to  ‘keep her man interested in her’.  I have known countless women who have felt the need to have nip and tucks and all sorts of procedures ( painful as they can be) in their desperate attempt to  ‘ hold onto’ their man, or keep his interests in them alive.

This is sad indeed that women, or any woman for that matter feels that she would be loved less if she did not go under the knife for some cutting and pasting.  Fact is, if your man needs you to do this ‘for him’, to ‘make him happy’, then you may have to question your relationship.

I have seen many women on a first hand basis do just this.  Lift this or that, nip and tuck this and the other, endure a great deal of pain from several procedures all for the sake of ‘making the other one happy’ because he is dissatisfied with the hips that are too big, the thighs that are not the right size, the derriere that is too big, the breasts that are not large enough, the tummy that is not tight and the legs that are not long enough.

Remember these simple rules to finding lasting and real happiness:

  1. Self love is the greatest love of all. 
  2.  Finding lasting happiness is something that comes from within.
  3.  Loving and accepting of yourself is the first step to a ‘real relationship’ . 
  4.  You need to love the image you see in the mirror and when you do, so will others. 
  5.  If we look for imperfections we will certainly find them.
  6. Take care of your body to the best of your ability.
  7. Look for the beauty each day that you already have both inside and out!